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Old 04-15-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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Smile browser(s) questions

Hello again everyone.Well things are going ok but I have a couple of questions about browsers. Im using the KDE desktop environment.
First, after visiting a few sites I had to install flashplayer plugin.
I downloaded the plugin from Adobe and followed its instructions, starting with Firefox. The player installed just as it was supposed to,but now whenever I use Firefox and it tries to listen to music or watch videos,it crashes. The flashplayer is the most recent version.
Is it possible I may need to update Firefox?

The second is, The installation script informs me to install the plug in into the proper directory for each browser (mozilla, opera, and firefox)
Firefox was the only one that it succeeded in. When I try to install it in the others (usr/lib/opera, usr/lib/mozilla) it fails and says invalid directory,but the directories are correct.
Opera has a feature to to install its own plugins and I did that,but now I just get a grey block where the videos should be. Is this possibly a java issue?
Konqueror, I can't even get anything to work at all.

The only browser that hasn't give me a problem is Seamonkey, but (and I may just be overlooking) I can't seem to find a feature in it for plugins at all.

Any information on a better browser to use or perhaps some links for some information on getting these browsers to work would be helpful.
I have searched and found some, but alot of it is "vague" at best.

Remember,I am a brand new Slackware user,and I'm usually pretty intent on figuring things out for myself,but I have been struggling with this for a couple of days now, and am at the point where I half to boot back into (God forbid :P) Windows to surf leisurely. Thanks!
Old 04-15-2008, 08:51 PM   #2
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Personally, the best way I've found to install browser plug-ins is:

1) Make sure you're using intended browser, and

2) Install plug-in from said browser's plug-in website.

That works for me every time, anyway...

Old 04-15-2008, 09:24 PM   #3
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What do I like best? FISHING!!

lol i'm there dude!
Old 04-15-2008, 10:07 PM   #4
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ok ok
I have firefox, konqueror, and seamonkey all working properly now.
Don't know wtf the deal is with opera though; but that's ok. Three browsers will do I should hope :/

New issue- sound is really low after all attempts to use kde control center and whatever else I could think of. I have no volume control.
Google search has revealed nothing other than the fact that it seems to be a common problem, wth?

Is there a way to manually configure this in the shell?

I will continue to read and research but hope someone has some answers.
Sure is alot of work getting everything just right, but I know it's worth it!
Old 04-16-2008, 12:22 AM   #5
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Got it

Alright. Sound problem discovered. When I booted up the last time, here's what I noticed at one point when the screen slowed long enuff:

ALSA Warning:
No mixer settings found in /etc/asound.state.
Sound may be muted. Use 'alsamixer' to unmute your sound card
and then 'alsactl store' to save default alsamixer settings
loaded at boot.
Loading OSS compatibility modules for ALSA.

Naturally i went to this directory and ran this command and sure enough, the alsamixer program opened up and there it was clear as day


Boom! I have sound and KDE Control center is adjustable now.

I sure hopes this helps anyone new having this problem. Going to run along and post information elsewhere to help out some, thanks.


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